Packers’ second TD drive was longest and most impressive

TE Robert Tonyan
TE Robert Tonyan

GREEN BAY – Of the Packers’ four touchdown drives on Sunday in Dallas, none was longer nor more dominant than the second one at the end of the first quarter.

The nine-play, 89-yard march consumed 5 minutes, 20 seconds on the clock and didn’t even require a third-down conversion. Six different perimeter players touched the ball, and the score put the Packers up by two TDs on their way to a 34-24 victory. As such, it’s the Chevy Drive of the Week.

Green Bay started on its own 11-yard line but got out of the hole quickly as quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambled to his right and found tight end Jimmy Graham mirroring him that direction for a 23-yard completion.

Running back Tra Carson, spelling starter Aaron Jones, then had three straight touches (one reception, two rushes) for 17 yards in all before Rodgers found another tight end, Robert Tonyan, on another scramble for another 23 yards. Tonyan’s leaping catch along the sideline was impressive, as he got both feet in bounds to move the Packers into scoring range.

After a short 2-yard pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis, Jones ran up the middle for 15 yards to make it first-and-goal from the 9. A shovel pass to receiver Geronimo Allison got the ball to the 3, and Jones finished it from there for the second of his franchise-record-tying four rushing TDs on the day.

The Packers led 14-0 with three seconds left in the first quarter and had taken control.

The Green Bay Packers traveled to Dallas to take on the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in a Week 5 matchup.